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and a woman didn't expect to see her marine husband until after the holidays, but he surprised her with santa's help. good morning, i'm ally crutcher. jerry has the day off. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. the snow has tracked out of the area, but some of us are seeing fog this morning, especially in the areas that saw more than an inch of snow. visibilities are down to less than a mile in some areas. roads themselves, are not too bad, but there will still be some slick spots, so be careful. temps are above average but below freezing, so be aware of slippery sidewalks and parking lots. winds are light from the west and will turn more to the southeast today. we have a pretty nice christmas day in store for us, but another
tonight. i'll have that forecast for you in a few minutes. our top story right now... a rare christmas present this year...... a bright full moon ii on display... this is so rare it our top story right now... a rare christmas present this year...... a bright full moon is on display... this is so rare it hasn't happened since 19-77.... storm track seven's amanda gilbert joins us live in waterloo.... amanda can you see it? well i can't see anything right now because of the clouds... but i did spot the moon earlier this morning...very pretty... ann if you want to try to see this christmas moon... id say step outside riggt now because it's supposed to
now. na-sa says this is so rare... it isn't expected to happen again until 20-34... 19 years later. and it's been 38 years since the last christmas full moon. this will be the final full moon of this year. this rare sight is known as the and while your looking up at the christmas moon... know that it's not just santa up there.... but a nasa spacecraft is also orbiting earth's moon right now. for a few years now. we've got you covered live in waterloo... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. the full moon is not visible in all 50 states... but when the clouds move out of the way... it is supposed to be visible in iowa. tornadoes were spotted in two california counties. in one county, the tornado has already left behind a trail of damage. it is unclear if anyone has been injured. a funnel cloud formed in another county. there is no word if it touched ground. meantime, a tornado in michigan
some of the smaller aircrafts also damaged. authorities say the tornado was only down on the ground for about two miles -- and was the width injured. mother nature brought heavy rains along with tumultuous flooding to different parts of georgia on christmas eve. the flooding has reportedly forced evacuations and closed roads in several counties. some of them re- opened throughout the day due to some roads clearing in the area. up to five inches of rain reported. one person living there has to deal with the damage the flood has done to his home... "we packed up at about nine o' and left." the rainfall is expected to continue through the afternoon today. a significant amount of damage has been left behind by the flood waters -- even trees have been snapped in half. a married couple in their seventies survived after their mobile home rolled down a hill in kentucky. search and rescue crews say the
home with no way to get out. it took crews nearly 30 minutes to get the people free. both were taken to the hospital -- and treated for minor activists continue to call for chicago mayor rahm emanuel to resign... following a federal investigation into the city's police department. dozens of people gathered in downtown chicago to hold a peaceful protest. they held signs and chanted "rahm must resign" as they marched along michigan avenue. the protests are in response to the fatal shooting of laquan mcdonald by a white chicago police officer last year. there were no arrests and no disturbances during christmas eve services at two churches that received mailed bomb threats this week. thousands of people packed the texas churches to rejoice in christmas eve services. the churches paid for a handful of off-duty police officers to help monitor the entrances and patrol the parking lots. many families admitted they debated whether to attend... "it basically became we could go, or we could stay home. and
time. because this could happen anywhere." police are still investigating the threats. authorities believe the same person mailed the bomb threat to both churches. paris tightened security at places of worship ahead of christmas services, due to concerns over potential attacks. france is still under a state of emergency following the november 13th terrorist attacks. but government officials said there had been no specific threats. all christian churches were asked to search bags and limit the number of opened doors. pope francis led christmas eve mass at vatican city, calling on faithful christians to let the life of jesus inspire their lives. the leader of the world's roman catholics celebrated the traditional mass for about ten- thousand people at saint peter's basilica. he called on those "intoxicated" by possessions to return to the essential values of life. did you have a gadget on your christmas wish list? many of the holiday's hottest gifts could be susceptible to hackers.
protect your newest devices. cyber criminals might be fitness trackers made intel bluetooth to sync with downloaded apps. "they can often jump outside of that app and be aware of everything else that might be on that device" smart phones and tablets are also susceptible. (sot: stacey conner / impersonate a bluetooth device or connection to gain access to all the information you might have" - be sure to turn off bluetooth when you're not using it - avoid connecting to unsecured wifi networks ...and protect your home network. (nats: drone) drones and camera- maintain all of the materials that came with devices" it can be easy to overlook the kids' toys when it comes to cyber security... but many modern toys are made with high-tech features. (sot: stacey conner / online safety expert, intel security) "any kids toys that are indeed connected to the internet are vulnerable to cyber security
and manage settings to restrict what it broadcasts to the internet. unwrapping your gadget gifts... while keeping your data covered up. tracie potts, nbc news. experts also say it's a good idea to make sure your security software is up to date on all of your security software is up to date on all of your computers and mobile devices. there's no place like home for the holidays for a solider from florida. a woman thought she was picking up her mother-in-law from the airport to surprise her husband. but in the end, she's the one who was surprised when her son came down the hallway. the mother thought her son was staying in iraq and returning home
everything they want for christmas... s/mary marlow/mother :06 think i would have ever experienced, but it's true when they say that distance makes the heart grow fonder, especially with family." the son just finished a nine month tour in iraq and returned stateside to his command post in maryland two days ago. a very special reunion four months in the making just in time for the holiday season. but it couldn't have been possible without the help of a six-year-old girl, mall staff, and santa claus. katie johnson has the story. santa is letting ava top with matching red lipstick, ava's ready for her picture with "i feel like every woman should get surprises like this honestly." that's lance corporal peter allen. he's in the marines, and he's also kellie's husband. the 20-year-old is wise beyond his years and very romantic. i chose to go on a
get married to her, and i chose to obviously get married to her." so today, after months apart, he in california, she in florida, the two reunited. "if you had anything you wanted for christmas, what would you want?" "my husband come home. he's in california. oh wow." while taking pictures with santa, kellie had no clue that her husband wasn't in california, he was right behind her. take a look. oh my god. oh my god. (claps) it took me a second to put together because it was
leaving everyone feeling extra jolly, even the man in the big red suit. "this has made my christmas. it really has." the couple got married in september and didn't plan to see each other until the end of kellie plans to move to california next february so she can live where peter is stationed. it's coming up on today in iowa.... what color is the dress? and marty mcfly has arrived. we'll take a look at some of this year's most viral stories. plus... a "fire" volcano lights up the night sky on christmas eve. the snow has tracked away, but now fog is rolling in, especially in the areas with today but another system tracks inintonight. more coming up. "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan.
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from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: we will have fog this morning then a light wintry mix tonight into tomorrow before sunday gets breezy and colder. road conditions are pretty good this morning, but we have areas of fog out there... stormtrack7 live
foggy and some not so much. temps are mostly in the 20s this morning, but t ill manage to climb into the 30s and even a few 40s for the next couple of days. we have some clouds tracking through and that will continue throughout the day, but we should be able to see the sun before the next system ts close enough by evening. this will then bring in a light wintry mix late tonight and tomorrow morning before warming enough for mainly rain. snow will spread over the dakotas. we won't see much snow, but we could get a tenth or so of rain out of this. it will be mild today with highs in the mid 30s to around 40. light wintry mix tracks in tonight with lows in
30s. the mix continues tomorrow morning before becoming light rain for the afternoon as highs climb into the mid 30s to mid 40s. we will have winds from the east mainly 10-15 mph but could be up to 20 at times. sunday will be breezy and cooler with temperatures likely falling at times and the next system will bring a chance of snow monday through wednesday, although it is still too early to pin down amounts..new year's eve looks around or a little below normal. breezy and cooler with temperatures likely falling at times and the next system will bring a chance of snow monday thrrgh wednesday, although it is still too early to pin down amounts. new year's eve looks around or a little
mexico's "fire" volcano lit up the night sky early on christmas eve. three eruptions were reported this week. no evacuation orders have been issueue for the latest eruption. mexico has more than three- thousand volcanos, but only 14 are considered active. it's coming up on today in iowa.... whether it was singing about patti labelle's pies or a 7-year-old shaking it off, this year was full of viral stories. we'll tell you which ones made the list. plus... we'll introduce you to an iowa man that's in the giving spirit this holidada season. it's all to make people smile. and when you see news - or if you have pictures or video to share... you can do that by stay up to date on breaking news and weather information. from the famous to the
heartwrenching... and the adorable to the infuriating -- seriously, what color is that dress? this year was chock-full of viral moments. jeremy roth takes his delorean on a trip back... to revisit 20-15's most viral stories. (nats) "cause the players gonna play play play play play and the it off, shake it off." 7-year-old dylan barnes shook it off this year... dancing his way onto 'ellen' -- and into the presence of taylor
barnes got to meet the superstar backstage at her tour stop in kansas city -- and they had this epic dance-off. (nats - claps at end) the future arrived in 2015...at least in "back to the the day the 1989 movie the whole thing culminated with the actors showing up on prime time in -- what else? -- captured a transasia flight as it careened out of the sky... clipped a vehicle on a bridge... and plunged into a river. officials say pilot error w ws to blame... 43 people were killed. pharmaceutical c-e-o martin shkreli made headlines when he raised the price of a life-saving aids medication. i'm not talking a couple
the daily beast declared shkreli "the most-hated man in america," surpassing even the dentist who the lion" was illegally hunted in july... sparking an international firestorm against walter palmerer and while palmer didn't face charges, he did face abject humiliation -- the controversy inspired ridiculous halloween costumes. (nats - singing) a patti labelle fan's ode to the singer's frozen dessert pies sent sales through the roof when his musical review labelle made sure the fan got his just desserts... hosting him for thanksgiving dinner... from one diva to another... johanna colon channeled the essence of aretha during a summer dance recital. (nats) "ooh your kisses, sweeter than honey. but guuss what? so is my money." the sassy 6-year-old tapped her way to total stage
(nats) "take care, t-c-b." and the story that had everyone talking this year... the dress! is it blue and black... or white and gold? a question that sparked countless buzzfeed articles and threatened to tear families apart. for the record -- it's reporting. the salvation army red kettle campaign just finished... the famous red buckets are going back in storage for another year. we know for sure the cedar falls/waterloo and dubuque salvation armies did end up getting some gold coins and gold rings.... seven gold liberty coins were found in buckets throughout cedar falls and waterloo this past "but it's still a lot of fun to
that special...something different um show up...it's the fun part of it... it kkeps the mystery in the magic.." as of yesterday... the waterloo/cedar falls salvation army raised 476- thousand dollars toward it's 730- thousand dollar goal. they'll continue to raise funds after the christmas season. the giving spirit was alsoalive in western iowa. this man spent most of the day outside a fareway in sioux city. singing christmas carols, and greeting anyone who walked by. in addition to volunteering as a bell ringer for the salvation army, donald decided to hhnd out teddy bears and other stuffed animals to anyone who would take them. he said it was important to him to give his time to help make "it makes you feel so good and million dollars just for one toy." donald gave away more than four
complete with a social hour. there are suites set up for dogs of all kinds -- whether it is enying the jurassic bark lounge or the dogland trump suite -- or enjoying a personal massage. the owner says demand couldn't be higher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. mild christmas and then a wintry mix for tonight and tomorrow morning with light rain saturday afternoon. temperatures will be steady or falling with the breezy conditions sunday and a chance of snow returns for monday through wednesday as highs return to more normal
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people are dead in three states, after this week's storms. plus, caught green-handed. police nab a grinch as he was trying to steal christmas. and getting gas can sometimes be boring, but one employee in the holiday spirit found a way to make it a little more fun. i'm ally crutcher. jerry has the day off. a heavy wet snow making for slick road conditions in the area... causing nearly 50 wrecks in black hawk county. you're looking at video of a rollover accident on dysart road, where the driver lost control and ended upside down in a ditch. one person was taken to the hospital. let's check on your weather now with storm track 7 meteorologist the snow has tracked out of the area, but some of us are seeing down to less than a
not too bad, but there will still be some slick spots, so be careful. temps are above average but below freezing, so be aware of slippery sidewalks turn more to the southeast today. we have a will track through late tonight. i'll have that forecast for you in a few minutes. our top story this morning... at
three states, following this week's storms. andrew spencer tells us many others are counting themselves this tiny building may have been what saved tony goodwin / storm survivor ) "when i saw it, i was but he and six other people survived by dashing into his storm shelter. ( tony goodwin / storm sister-in-law, and i'm yelling at
her, 'come on.'" the second she got inside, he says he shut the door antonio yzaguirre had no such shelter. the couple who had just celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary died in the storm. they are two among more than a dozen people in storms. it's amazing to see the images of what's left of houses like this one; the family of three inside suffered storm victims ) "this is a miracle. there's no way that three individuals were in this house at this time, and they
waking up on christmas day with this mess left to clean up .... another strain for families, who are 'well, we'll still be okay. we're here. that's a christmas gift enough in itself." ( kenya mississippi governor phil bryant declared a state of emergency in seven counties. here in eastern iowa, a storm damaged twisters gynmastics in hiawatha on wednesday. strong winds blew heating units from the roof -- down to the ground -- destroying three of them. the owner says each of the units weighs nearly 12- hundred pounds.. more than 50 people were inside the gym during the storm. they were forced to take owner of twisters gymnastics) "i looked up at the ceiling and you could just see the ceiling just wavering, i really thought the ceiling was
outside -- bleachers were thrown across the parking lot -- damaging multiple cars. the gym owner tells us he believes his truck was totaled. the iowa state patrol says a 15 to 20 car pileup was reported on interstate 35 north of ames. crews closed down this section of i-35 for an hour. there are no reports of injuries this morning. some sad news this christmas out of florida. four people were killed in a fiery crash. three family members were on their way to visit their grandmother for christmas when the unthinkable happened. a man driving a toyota veered into oncoming traffic and hit the vehicle carrying the three men. the crash ended with one of the cars bursting into flames. a florida sheriff says it's hard to tell a family member they lost a loved one... "when a law enforcement officer wakes you up, comes to been here hours before, there's nothing you have to say initially. you've just confirmed their worst fears by your presence. the driver of the toyota was later
at least 13 people were injured when a bus crashed into an office building in england. all the people injured had what were described as minor injuries. no one inside the building was hurt. one person was seriously hurt.. three others walked away from a small plane crash in mississippi. investigators say after taking off, the pilot noticed the flap on one of the wings got stuck and tried to return to the airport. instead, the plane came down in someone's yard. one was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. the other three on board went to the hospital to be checked out -- but are ok. police say a deadly mall shooting was not a random act of violence. the shooting was reported earlier in charlotte, north carolina. police say two groups of people were fighting when one of them working at the mall shot and killed the gunman. one woman was shopping with her two young children at the time "i had my little girls with me, and it all just happened rushed right through the twins,
gone." fortunately -- she was reunited with her children after the incident. the charlotte police chief didn't say if the shooting is gang-related -- but they did say the two groups involved had a "history of fighting." new this morning... a lottery winner in iowa may have to return his 100- thousand-dollar prize. lottery officials say he was too young to buy a ticket... but he lied about his age. in late july, a man claimed his prize check, saying a co- worker bought him the winning ticket. but lottery officials say an investigation found that he, in fact, bought the ticket... "there wasn't anything wrong on the face of it, from that situation, so long as the facts back up what occurred. in this would apply." he's facing misdemeanor charges for underaged gambling.
murder -- dies of natural causes due to pneumonia. 76-year-old john wilson was serving a life sentence for two counts of first degree murder in marshall county. his sentence started on december 22nd in 19-83. authorities confirm he died yesterday. apparently, the grinch has been busted... "he's around the corner. around the corner? freeze. drop it, turn around." police in massachusetts posted this holiday-themed parody of the t-v show "cops". the green-faced thief was taken to the police station and had his mug shot taken. he was found guilty of attempting to steal christmas. one man turns is backyard into a winter wonderland... and santa came to visit. kwwl's amanda gilbert joins us live in the newsroom... and you checked out this backyard... ally this might be one of the
i've seen in years... for many years a retired independence firefighter and his family have been decorating almost every inch of their house and yard... on some nights.... santa and frosty even come visit... almost 200 kids came out to see the light display and meet santa this year.... they gave him letters... took pictures with him.... santa also comes to this man's backyard on special occasions to visit children with special needs... he makes sure to accomodate them.... we've got you covered live in the newsroom... amanda gilbert... kwwl news. fun fact... one of the trees decorated inside the house was inspired by a picture amanda goodman posted on her facebook page of her christmas tree. thousands of people are taking part in a holiday tradition. reflections in the park in dubuque provides a great show for a great cause. kwwl's brad hanson has the story. dozens of cars line up among those going through the stunning light display--the droessler family. nats "look at that snowman,
tradition for this family--one they all cherish. (matt droessler, keiler wisconsin) "it's very special for us and the kids. they really enjoy it a lot. and me and my wife shannon here, we all love it. and it's just special because it's christmas." (garrett droessler, keiler wisconsin)"i think of sweetness, like happiness, bursting all over my heart." (everett droessler, keiler part." light displays run the appearance--although there's no box marked fragile to be found. but there's much more to this light show than the fun a great family tradition, it's also a time of giving. all of there's a pay it forward atmosphere out here, volunteers saying they've seen volunteers--members of temple beth el, like fern reinstein nats "merry christmas!" helping out so their christian bretheran can celebrate christmas. (fern reinstein, volunteer) "we
every year to help our friends. it's just paying it foward." refelctions in the park runs through sunday -- january third. you can buy tickets in advance at hillcrest or dubuque bank and trust -- or you can buy them at a mundane task -- getting gas -- has become a little more fun at a gas station in new york. a gas attendant dressed up as olaf the snowman from the movie "frozen." over the holiday season, he's also dressed up as santa and an elf. he has fun with the costumes, "i started wearing these this year it happened to be olaf, and it just morphed into
and it's not just around the holidays. while you might not get a costume at every visit, he say he's ready to greet every customer all year round with a song, dance, or best of all, a friendly smile. it's coming up on today in iowa -- we may be having a white christmas, but we'll tell you where people are flocking to for a "beach christmas." plus... if you're looking to dine out on christmas day, we'll fill you in on some restaurants that may be open in your area. especially in the areas with over an inch of snow. we dry out for today but another system tracks "now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen
conditions are pretty good this morning, but we have areas of fog out there... stormtrack7 live weather network cameras will have some foggy and some not so much. temps are mostly in the 20s this morning, but will manage to climb into the 30s and even a few 40s for the next couple of days. we have some clouds tracking through and that will continue throughout the day, but we should be able to see the sun before the next system gets close enough by evening. this will then bring in a light wintry mix late tonight and tomorrow morning before warming enough for mainly rain. snow will spread over the dakotas. we won't see
tenth or so of rain out of this. it will be mild today with highs in the mid 30s to around 40. light wintry mix tracks in tonight with lows in the low to mid 30s. the mix continues tomorrow morning before becoming light rain for the afternoon as highs climb into the mid 30s to mid 40s. we will have winds from the east mainly 10-15 mph but could be up to 20 at times. sunday will be breezy and cooler with temperatures likely falling at times and the next system will bring a chance of snow monday through wednesday, although it is still too early to pin down amounts. new year's eve looks around or a little below normal.
but could be up to 20 at times. sunday will be breezy and cooler with temperatures likely falling at times and the next system will bring a chance of snow monday through tourists and locals flocked to a famous beach in australia on christmas day. hundreds of people went to the beach to enjoy the summer sun and the surf. some were european tourists who left winter weather behind at home... "the sun, weather, the atmosphere. being outside, i amazing."
here as well. back home, you'd be just wrapping up with the scarf and the hat and snuggling down for the winter." many people wore santa hats instead of sun hats to the beach for of a christmas tree and an inflatable reindeer. it's coming up on today in iowa.... if you're ready to celebrate to holiday season, but don't know what to eat, we have some healthy food options for you. plus... it's a christmas miracle for one woman. reuniting with her dog. that story coming up. you're watching kwwl. we've got you covered in waterloo, iowa city, cedar rapids and all of
if you're lookinthis christmas day... here's a list of restaurants that are open. "applebee's" will be open, but times and locations will vary, so call ahead before heading out. if you need a caffeine fix, some starbucks locations are also open. most ihop locations will be open, but hours vary by location. a buffet of new movies will be offered up on the big screen today. it's opening day for "joy," "daddy's home," "point break," and "concussion," as folks look for something to do after opening gifts. check your local listings to find out which films are being offered at your local theater. it's the most wonderful ... and stressful ... time of the year! but staying healthy over the holidays can help! experts recommend having a healthy breakfast and lunch... but allow yourself a few sweets a day. and while you may not be able to hit the gym every day ... fit in a brisk walk
but it is ok to relax. so keep a light schedule and christmas cookies, cakes, and casseroles are delicious ... but there are some healthier choices you can make today. you can spice up veggies, like brussels sprouts -- by dusting pinch of salt. try baked apples for dessert. the fruit has been shown to reduce the risk of stroke and cholesterol. and roasted or raw nuts are a great alternative to dips or appetizers. something else to think about this holiday ... is a flu shot! it's been a quiet flu season so far ... but the c-d-c expects activity to pick up in the next few weeks. health officials say the flu season tends to peak in february ... so it's important to get the vaccine as soon as possible. almost everyone older than six months ... is advised to get a flu shot. the iowa hawkeyes are spending their christmas in california for the rose bowl. the football team boarded their flight yesterday from cedar rapids -- surrounded by their families for the christmas eve sendoff. the players obviously
other and themselves -- to document the big day. the team will take on stanford university in pasadena on new years day. the game a week away -- but starting tomorrow our live coverage begins from california. you can join ron steele, mark woodley and the crew to keep you updated on the hawkeyes as they get set for their rose bowl cardinal. and if you're heading down to the rose bowl, a reminder -- the battleship iowa will be celebrating the hawkeyes' trip with a free pep rally... the event will be held in front of the battleship iowa on thursday, december 31 from noon until 5 in california. everyone is encouraged to show their support and wear black and gold. a north carolina woman says she asked for a christmas miracle and it came true. peggy turner says her dog sadie went missing after her home was broken in to last week. sadie meant a lot to her because husband died. some phone company workers spotted a dog matching sadie's description running loose in another neighborhood and called her... "it gave me my christmas
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eileen loan is back with another check of your storm track seven forecast. mild christmas and then a wintry mix for tonight and tomorrow morning with light rain saturday afternoon. temperatures will be steady or falling with the breezy conditions sunday and a chance of snow returns for monday through wednesday as highs return to more normal